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with the details. the president is talking and they are hoping for a big grand bargain. what is your sense? >> reporter: well, they have to get one done. so it's sort of the opposite of a cliff hanger. we know how it will end. the question is how do they get there from here? the big question first of all that i can report is that the president told congressional leaders that under no terms will he sign a short-term deal. he is not going to accept anything other than something that raises the debt ceiling through 2012 and that is flat out a promise. he was unequivocal. beyond that, the question over the next few days is, how do they get to this negotiation and all eyes are on john boehner, speaker boehner is the man who has to explain to them where he can get the votes, what it would take for them to deliver. and they are really looking to him. all the negotiators, to explain what the deal would look like for them to get on board with that. >> let's look at the tough choices that they have to make. if you have a grand deal, you have to have a number of things. maybe social security means if
tennessee. can they sell it to the house republicans? >> that's a big question. i think what we saw today both from president obama and someone like lamar alexander is this isolation that going on of the house republicans, saying, look, the gang of six got a deal, that's why president obama went out this to say it. mitch mcconnell's got a backup plan. john boehner and i were kind of working together and, well, who's out of that picture? the house republicans. and the polls are increasingly showing that the house republican point of view is not popular with the american public. i mean, there's a "washington post" out -- poll out tonight that says that more than three-quarters of americans see the republican leadership as being too resistant. >> however, however, let's listen as we go back to kate bolduan on the hill, the democrats are reading the polls. the democratic leadership going to the floor essentially saying, republicans, why are you wasting our time? >> the public has had it with this theater of the absurd that's going on. they want congress to come together as our president has s
republicans there's frustration that the democrats aren't putting enough on the table. the big picture is that the clock is ticking and these talks aren't bearing fruit. they don't seem to be locking down agreements and moving on to the next big issue which is what we call progress. they need to be making progress if they're going to have a deal any time soon. >> yes, it does require progress to get a deal. let's dig a little deeper here. jess just mentioned there seems to be a tug of war within the house republican congress. john boehner was talking about this grand bargain, $4 trillion over ten years deficit reduction package, that would have required some new rev news. some of us call those new taxes in washington, d.c. listen to the speaker today, it sounds like he's getting a little tougher. >> my message to the white house over the last several months has been real simple. the spending cuts have to be larger than the increase in the debt ceiling. secondly, there are no tax increases on the table. and thirdly, we have to have real control in place to make sure this never happens a
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